Nova Southeastern University has built an excellent reputation for producing confident, capable, caring professionals in our relatively short existence. In fact, NSU was recently ranked 51st in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, making us the highest new entry out of 308 international universities.
Our small classes, low student-to-faculty ratio and outcomes—including improved social mobility—have all been reasons publications such as U.S. News & World Report consider NSU Florida to be a top-ranked university.

NSU Florida is the largest not-for-profit university in Florida and a national leader in education—and it’s top-ranked by Forbes, Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report.

NSU is Recognized for Excellence

Which means you can expect a well-rounded, outcome-oriented private education.

When you’re deciding which school is right for you, rankings and accreditations are something to consider. They can tell you a lot about a school’s priorities.

What does NSU being a Top 200 National Research University and top performer on social mobility tell you? We care about making a positive impact on the world, starting with our students.

NSU supports its students and encourages them to reach their full potential.

Jessica Perez | Senior Associate Director, Campus visit experience


Best Value

Top 15 Best Value Colleges in Florida

Best Campus

Top 100 Best College Campuses in America, Top 10 in Florida

Best Dorms

Top 200 Best College Dorms in America, Top 5 in Florida

Most Diverse

Top 200 Most Diverse Colleges in America, Top 10 in Florida

I love going to Career Services. Their resume and interview advice helped prepare me for the real world.

Jessica R. | Business Administration

Outcomes with the NSU Edge

NSU Sharks are highly prepared and in demand.

A college degree is a big investment—so you want it to be worth your time and money. At NSU, you’ll have access to resources like a dedicated career coach and expert faculty mentors to ensure you meet your academic, personal and professional goals.

The NSU Edge means you don’t just get an education here; you’ll prepare for a real career, real contributions and real life. But that’s enough telling—we’ll show you the numbers.

Recent Student Outcome Survey Results


Utilize Career Development Resources


Participated in Experiential Learning


Secured Postgraduate Plans within 6 Months of Graduation


Average Starting Salary
of NSU Graduates
(Higher than Nat’l Avg.)

We’re All about Shark Pride

Our 20,000+ students give us at least that many reasons to be proud.

NSU has accomplished a lot in our short history and we’re constantly driving forward to achieve even bigger and greater things. And it’s not just the university—it’s everyone who makes up the NSU family.

Faculty and students do research that makes a positive global impact. They commit thousands of hours of community service each year. And they go into the world and become leaders in their careers, academic fields and communities.

No matter the major you choose, real world experience is occurring and the greater community is benefiting from it.

Liza Romansky | Assistant Dean, Marketing and Recruitment


Alumni, Located in 50 States and More Than 100 Countries


Undergraduate Students


Countries and 50 States: NSU Sharks Come from All Over


International Students from More Than 116 Countries
Study at NSU